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Old 09 Dec 2004, 02:40 pm
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I've had Eibach springs on for a few months now, and the stock dampers were not cutting it. I upgraded to the Tokico HP's. I bought them on Ebay for a good price from JDM#### (or something like that).

I put them in yesterday. It was a night and day difference in ride quality. I would not ever do the Eibach springs again without a shock upgrade. I am very happy with them so far.

Thanks to SakiGT and anyone else who steered me in the right direction.[?]
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Old 09 Dec 2004, 03:52 pm
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now you see why i always say that good shocks are important.
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Old 09 Dec 2004, 05:41 pm
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I hear you! I had installed just Eibach springs on my ImpalaSS with no ill effects, so I thought I could get away with it on the GT. I was wrong.

I know some of you may think the ride is acceptable, but just do it. You can thank me (and scores of others) later.
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Old 11 Dec 2004, 02:37 am
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Well, there goes my database!!! I had a virtually identical experience with my GoldLines and Tokicos, and it seemed that almost everybody else agreed, regardless of spring manufacturer. Except for Eibach owners, who almost unanimously felt the factory dampers were fine with them. Until you.

The list of believers grows

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Old 11 Dec 2004, 04:26 pm
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I do believe it was not that the stock shocks were "fine" with the eibachs, only that they did not experience the bouncy supension that you did.
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Old 11 Dec 2004, 05:42 pm
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I didn't think the Eibach's hurt the ride that much either. Maybe there's a difference between the Turbo and N/A, and I think a lot has to do with the type and size tires your running.
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Old 12 Dec 2004, 12:37 am
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I didn't think the Eibach's hurt the ride that much either. Maybe there's a difference between the Turbo and N/A, and I think a lot has to do with the type and size tires your running.
You could be right! The turbo's sport suspension supposedly has harder stock springs and softer shocks, so maybe that's why you guys have a harsh ride; the shocks may be too soft. [:I] Just my opinion. I might be wrong.[:0]

By the way Crewzin, your PT looks great with the new GT wheels. I love my rims too.
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Old 12 Dec 2004, 03:26 am
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I didn't think the Eibach's hurt the ride that much either. Maybe there's a difference between the Turbo and N/A, and I think a lot has to do with the type and size tires your running.
You could be right! The turbo's sport suspension supposedly has harder stock springs and softer shocks, so maybe that's why you guys have a harsh ride; the shocks may be too soft. [:I] Just my opinion. I might be wrong.[:0]
Hmmm, could be, except that I have a Limited Edition Turbo Lite (Stage 1 equipped, of course!!) and I'm quite certain it did not come with the GT suspension. It also only came with 16" wheels, and all GTs have 17", don't they?

All in all, I think I've given up on trying to explain the whole aftermarket/stock springs and shocks tango. I've never heard anyone say anything really negative about the quality of any of the popular brands, so my advice from here on is this: get the best deal you can on whatever springs and/or shocks you like. If you like the ride of your new aftermarket springs with your factory shocks, then goody for you! If not, get yourself a nice set of aftermarket dampers to go along with them. Seems almost any mix of springs/dampers makes the buyer happy. The combination is, as far as I'm concerned, a terrific mod not only for appearance sake (lowering) but also performance (improved handling). I just want to drive my car!!!
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Yes, all the GT's come from the factory with 17" wheels. It is also my understanding that the GT springs and shocks are not used on any of the other PT models.
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Yup, both you guys are right as usual. GT's come with 17" rims, and are the only ones (besides the dream cruisers) to come with the sport suspension. But ..., a Chrysler service guy told me once the there is not much difference between the touring suspension and the sports suspension. He said the sport's spring are slighty stiffer, and the sport's shocks are alittle softer. I don't know if he was right but to tell you the truth, I don't see much of a difference between my old 2001 Touring Edition's ride, and my GT's ride. [:I]
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